• Eighth Grade is my favorite Oscars snub

    We need to talk about this year’s biggest Oscar snub: Eighth Grade. If you haven’t seen Eighth Grade, it is a coming-of-age comedy written and directed by Bo Burnham. It is a sweet, honest, heartwarming, and funny take on growing up that is masterfully written and directed. I am not the only one who thinks this. The film received rave reviews, including a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes. A lot

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    Here are the Oscar nominees…if The Academy respected comedies

    The Oscars don’t respect comedy. Full stop. The Academy rarely nominates comedies for the prestigious award. A non-musical comedy film hasn’t won Best Picture since 1977’s Annie Hall, but there was a slight uptake in the 1950s and 1960s when movies like Tom Jones, The Apartment, and Around The World in 80 Days all won Best Picture. 1930s romcoms like You Can’t Take It With You and It Happened One

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    Bo Burnham film Eighth Grade keeps winning awards; adds WGA win

    Bo Burnham shocked Hollywood with another surprising win for Eighth Grade. Burnham won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Original Screenplay, with just a week until the Oscars. The winner of this award is often a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars, so Burnham’s win was especially meaningful. Eighth Grade wins despite 0 Oscar nominations The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not nominate

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    Bo Burnham beats frontrunner at DGA Awards

    Bo Burnham beat out industry darling Bradley Cooper at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Burnham won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director on Saturday night, defying most people’s expectations. Many saw Cooper as a shoo-in for the prize, but Burnham has quietly racked up a series of trophies for his accomplishments with Eighth Grade. Before the DGAs, he won eight awards for

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